- Documentary film planned on theme park pioneer from New York Updated: Oct-03-15 7:05 am
TROY, New York - An upstate New York businessman who was considered a pioneer in the amusement park industry is having his story told in a documentary film.
- President Bush '41' visits his Massachusetts prep school Updated: Sep-30-15 5:12 pm
ANDOVER, Massachusetts - Students at Phillips Academy received a surprise visit from a distinguished alumnus - former President George H.W. Bush.
- Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' acquired by new distributor Updated: Sep-30-15 3:10 pm
NEW YORK - Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," has been acquired by a newly formed distributor.
- Davis Guggenheim transformed by making 'Malala' documentary Updated: Sep-30-15 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES - Davis Guggenheim has made movies about world leaders (Barack Obama, Al Gore) and rock stars (U2, Jimmy Page, Jack White), but it's his new film about a girl and her dad that affected him most.
- Clarification: Film-The Walk story Updated: Sep-29-15 10:04 pm
NEW YORK - In a story Sept. 28, The Associated Press reported that the film "The Walk" will open in theaters nationwide Friday. The movie will open wide on Friday, Oct. 8. It will first open on IMAX screens Wednesday, Sept. 30.
- Leith's mayor unworried film might influence upcoming trial Updated: Sep-29-15 12:01 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The mayor of Leith says he's not worried that a documentary of the town's struggle with a white supremacist might impact his November trial on a misdemeanor charge.
- Public defenders try to block TV crew from filming at jail Updated: Sep-25-15 4:52 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Public defenders are seeking to block a television crew from filming a prison documentary at the Sedgwick County jail.
- A loving resurrection of the Twin Towers opens NY Film Fest Updated: Sep-24-15 2:43 pm
NEW YORK - In the months and years after Sept. 11, the World Trade Center was swept out of the movies. The Towers were removed from such films as "Zoolander" and "Serendipity" that were shot before the tragedy. Since then, the skyline where the Towers once formed the "H'' in the poster for Woody Allen's "Manhattan" has seldom been more than glimpsed on the big screen.
- Documentary featuring Obama prison visit debuts in Oklahoma Updated: Sep-23-15 11:40 pm
EL RENO, Oklahoma - Federal inmates at an Oklahoma prison said Wednesday they are hoping a documentary featuring President Barack Obama's July visit to the facility and in-depth interviews with six of the prisoners will influence policymakers to re-examine harsh sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.
- Amy Winehouse documentary to be lesson for Thai delinquents Updated: Sep-22-15 11:45 am
BANGKOK - Social workers in Thailand think the tragic story of the late singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse can be a lesson to wayward youth, so they are treating about 100 of them to a movie about her.
- New York Film Festival to host Albert Maysles tribute Updated: Sep-21-15 5:54 pm
NEW YORK - Lincoln Center will host a tribute to the late documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
- 'Room' wins Toronto Film Festival audience award Updated: Sep-20-15 3:59 pm
NEW YORK - The top award of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday went to Lenny Abrahamson's "Room," an emotional tale of a captive mother and her five-year son.
- 11th Camden International Film Festival is underway Updated: Sep-18-15 4:05 am
CAMDEN, Maine - The Camden International Film Festival's four-day celebration of documentary filmmaking is underway in mid-coast Maine.
- Producer agrees to 30-day ban on Aretha Franklin film Updated: Sep-16-15 1:45 pm
DENVER - The producer of the Aretha Franklin documentary "Amazing Grace" has agreed not to show the film for the next month as he and the Queen of Soul try to resolve their dispute over the work.
- 'Being Canadian' filmmaker Rob Cohen passes AP's Canuck test Updated: Sep-14-15 10:17 am
LOS ANGELES - In "Being Canadian," Los Angeles-based comedy writer and director Rob Cohen seeks to dispel, or at least poke fun at, some of the canards about being a Canuck. A native of Calgary, Cohen takes a cross-country road trip, tackles the assumption that all Canadians are "nice," examines their perennial inferiority complex toward the U.S., and unravels why for much of its history, the Canadian Football League had only eight names for its nine teams.
- VENICE WATCH: Laurie Anderson dwells on death in Venice Updated: Sep-11-15 9:58 am
VENICE, Italy - The 72nd Venice Film Festival, which runs through Saturday, is bringing red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:
- Moore, Gyllenhaal kick off 40th Toronto Film Festival Updated: Sep-11-15 2:30 am
TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival opened its 40th year with a gala double feature of Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Moore.
- UN-backed documentary 'Human' aims to capture the world Updated: Sep-10-15 8:11 am
VENICE, Italy - With wars, atrocities and the desperation of refugees dominating the daily news, it's easy to feel despair about human nature.
- Toronto fest teaming with true-life tales, big and small Updated: Sep-09-15 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - Hank Williams, Dan Rather and Lance Armstrong: The fictional guest list to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival is a curious group.
- Man pleads not guilty in case of fake Clint Eastwood film Updated: Sep-09-15 1:09 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The man suspected of raising $24,000 for a documentary he said would be narrated by Clint Eastwood has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case.
- New film charts short life and long legacy of Janis Joplin Updated: Sep-08-15 3:39 pm
VENICE, Italy - Back when rock 'n' roll was still a new adventure, Janis Joplin proved it wasn't just for the boys.
- Memorable final act lifts CMT's Johnny Cash film Updated: Sep-08-15 11:22 am
NEW YORK - If only every iconic musician could have a final act as heartening as Johnny Cash's.